In this unit students will investigate a significant practice issue in their specialisation through undertaking a research project. Students will strengthen their evidence-based research capabilities drawing on the research project proposal from HNO6004 - Evidence and Research for Practice, Students will then engage in further evidence-based research to apply it to their specialisation healthcare setting through engaging in primary research or conducting a systematic review. Students will critically build on their review of the literature and employ either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approach. Students will then demonstrate skills in data collection, data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of findings in the form of a report or journal article for publication.

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HNO6004 - Evidence and Research for Practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically formulate, evaluate and rationalise your choice to investigate a significant issue in nursing leadership or chronic disease and ageing;  
  2. Conduct a critical review of the literature;  
  3. Undertake independent evidence-based research;  
  4. Demonstrate skills in analysing, interpreting and disseminating research results;  
  5. Deliberate the implications of potential research findings for nursing practice, professional development or future research; and  
  6. Report findings in journal article format.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Argument - Significance of proposed research project (500 words) 10%
Presentation Research proposal (2000 words) 40%
Report Evidence based research project (2500 words) 50%

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